by Michael Carlson, DCW staff
The 2005 season marks the 15th anniversary of the Raiders Drum & Bugle Corps. Although the corps is hard at work getting ready for this summer’s competition, their celebration efforts include a time to reflect on past successes, as well as prepare their sights on the future.
George Lavelle, Jr. established the corps in the fall of 1990. Even though Lavelle has moved on to become the executive director for the Bridgemen Alumni Corps, he remains an advisor and mentor to the Raiders organization....
As many of you have probably learned — through the DCW Web site, Drum Corps Planet, RAMD or word of mouth — I have had a challenging five weeks. I originally scheduled surgery for Tuesday, January 18, and allowed six weeks between the February and March issues to recover. I completed 13 of the 20 pages of this issue prior to the operation.
The surgery went well and I was discharged after five days in the hospital and was making good progress in recovering strength.
Then I had a setback on January 30, when I experienced a...
by Michael Boo
As you may know by now, Steve has had some serious health problems lately. The owner and publisher of Drum Corps World had to have open-heart surgery in January to replace a defective heart valve. After a relatively short stay at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, Steve was sent home to recover.
If you’ve sent Steve e-mails during that time, please know they may not have been answered as he had great difficulty getting downstairs to where his computer is based.
Steve put together much of the next issue of Drum...
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Articles for this site will not be updated during the same period of time.
We have been able to put together a partial listing of the alumni and senior corps indoor concerts that have been scheduled in the Eastern United States. Dates for the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame and Harrisburg “Serenade In Brass” shows are not yet available.
* April 2 — Baltimore, MD, “Dixie Stinger” sponsored by the Yankee Rebels
* April 9 — Harrisburg, PA, “Serenade in Brass” sponsored by Five Star Brass
* April 16 — Upper Darby, PA, “Brass Reunion” sponsored...